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  • Summary: The 11th full length release for Liz Harris was written and recorded in Wyoming over a week-and--a-half.
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  1. May 1, 2018
    90
    Grid of Points is the sound of what’s left after the winds have subsided. It’s astonishingly beautiful and astonishingly, painfully real.
  2. Apr 27, 2018
    83
    Grid’s abbreviated runtime (seven tracks in just over 20 minutes) doesn’t give you much time to linger in it, and some melodies simply prove too gossamer to grab on to. Harris’ lyrics, as ever, are more sensed than received. Yet it’s another uniquely immersive, meditative experience, however briefly it lasts.
  3. Apr 26, 2018
    80
    Grid of Points is as untidy as 2005’s Way Their Crept or 2008’s Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill. What’s different--and what’s key--is that in her ongoing embrace of the piano, Harris has made room in her artistry for a new sensation: the unmistakable glow of comfort.
  4. 80
    Grid of Points is a seemingly-unfinished bunch of loose ends that somehow appear complete when combined.
  5. Apr 27, 2018
    80
    It’s pithy and monochromatic, forcing the listener to pay the closest attention to every movement. Every harmony is a different shade of grey, and this record does yield some of her loveliest harmonies.
  6. May 16, 2018
    80
    Though the length of each successive Grouper album wastes away, at only 22 minutes Grid of Points provides such compelling sketches that the lost minutes only manifest after the music has stopped. Harris’ sound has always been haunting, but by investigating absence on Grid of Points she haunts herself, capturing a restlessness that has returned to make sense of its ending.
  7. Uncut
    Apr 25, 2018
    70
    Liz Harris's 10th album continues her slow ascent out of the appealingly murky haze of her early releases towards structured, if still frail, songwriting. [Jun 2018, p.28]

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  1. Apr 28, 2018
    9
    Grid of Points is a masterpiece. The canon technique in every song is amazing, the harmony is perfect. Listening to the album, is likeGrid of Points is a masterpiece. The canon technique in every song is amazing, the harmony is perfect. Listening to the album, is like transporting into a history where the starring role is your mind and its traveling across the process of life, bumping with conflicts, confussion, sadness, reflexioning and every state of mind that pose in the journey of life. Musically, although the meanings, is harmonious. Is a little basic, some arpegios were repeating between the songs but the chords variate on each one. The simplicity in Grouper is a virtue, because she transform that onto a complex piece. A good art isn't devalued by its simplicity and not take away from efforts to it; that artistic work is crucial for what bring on to a soulful level and not by its complexity. Despite it seems, isn't easily generate emotional burdens on the audience, that take them to rethink a situation, to reflect on a particular topic or in general, or simply altering their emotional state, to the point of being a cure for sadness or a happiness overthrow. Blouse, for example, is so simple, but it really touch my heart so hardly. I'm about to rethink my entire life 'cause the listen of that song. My huge critic to Grouper, despite it all, is the misunderstanding or the hideness of the lyrics. Most of the lyrics that have been known of her are intense and brilliant. So, is a bit disapointing that some of her best songs are not being showed or decipherable, even more on this album that almost none of them can be understood. Another fact that low me down a bit is the quantity and the duration of the songs. I waited so much for a new album of Grouper and I was really hoping that she made a longer album. In conclution, Grouper is an incredible artist, so avant-garde, but she took her music so personal that, I personally enjoy but I stayed expecting for more. Expand